Shannon Stacey

Archive for October, 2009


Thanks to a most awesome friend who generously did all the work, the blog is finally upgraded. (I’m embarrassed to admit how out of date my wordpress installation was.)

Yes, it did some funky things to some punctuation, including my excerpts. I’m not going to worry about that tonight, but we’ll get it fixed. (ETA: This is apparently effected everything I stupidly c&p’d from Word rather than a plain text editor. I know better, but the older version of wordpress … Read More »

Look guilty much?

(I’m slammed today, so please forgive another Mini pic. At least she’s cute, right?)

We have this little game we play every school morning. SK, being a typical kid, leaves his toast crusts on the coffee table. Mini goes in her crate while I run him to school (she cries if we don’t put her in her crate, so that “training” habit has stuck), and when I get home I let her out and start on the morning stuff I’ve … Read More »

Halloween Mini

Mini’s back from visiting her groomer, who decked her out in a festive Halloween scarf, and has claimed her spot on the back of the couch, ready for her nap.

Or maybe to look over my shoulder while I write, snickering silently in her little doggy way.… Read More »

A basement bunker doesn't look so crazy now

I would like to seal my children in a bubble and then lock them in a bunker in the basement until flu season is over.

We’re kinda/sorta carpooling this year. My neighbors have 2 kids—a 1st grade girl and a 3rd grade boy who’s buddies and classmates with SK. Well, the boy stayed home sick today—fever and all that good stuff—but the girl was sent across the street to fill my house and my car with her brother’s germs. The … Read More »

Abby Normal Academics

Last night I had to sign a permission slip for the Tall Kid. Not for a field trip, but for English class. They’ll be studying Frankenstein by, apparently, watching the 1994 film, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which the teacher referred to as “powerful”.

Okay, it does have an impressive cast: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, John Cleese, etc. And I’ve heard it best represents the book.


My husband and I believe, as parents, our … Read More »

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